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Grateful Dead Live at Ventura County Fairgrounds on 1984-07-22


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Dancin' In The Streets-> Bertha, My Brother Esau, Loser, Cassidy, Ramble On Rose, Hell In A Bucket-> Day Job Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, I I Just Want To Make Love To You To You-> Women Are Smarter-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Morning Dew-> Throwing Stones-> Not Fade Away-> Midnight Hour-> Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Ventura County Fairgrounds
Location Ventura, CA

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Reviews

Reviewer: jelly roll - - March 5, 2013
Subject: was there
starting in 1982 which were fantastic shows , every year was just great , some highs and lows but the venue , the city , the experience was something I will remember for ever , thank you internet archive for making it possible to reach back into history and remember these times ,I saw many dead shows but I really felt the band connected here incredibly , too bad Jerry got sick i think in 86 it was , the more time passes the more I realize how great this band was and how mind blowing each and every event was , the MUSIC is the thing though , just awesome , and I agree with some of you guys Loser in this show was hot ! whoever feels the early 80s to mid 80s was not a good era imo is being too picky , there was different eras for sure that varied in style and members in the band to some degree ,I was too young in the beginning and missed the late seventies , but got turned on in 1981 , listen to all for many years now , I may be a little biased but these runs , especially in Ventura were great !!!
Reviewer: O.E - - October 13, 2010
Subject: Louis Garcia?
Is it just me or does Jerry have that Louis Armstrong thing going with his voice during Loser? Great performance though.
Reviewer: ninethreeeleven - - March 22, 2010
Subject: Loser... wow.
In agreement with everyone else on this page, this is THE version of Loser that should be in your collection.
The solo in Loser is my favorite of all music, and this version is not the best for the solo, but Jerry's emotion is coming through like a damn tidal wave.

I'm going to hold it to 4 stars as I'm really only posting about Loser, though Bertha is great too. The bass levels are great so make sure you have it up to 11.
Reviewer: Augy - - October 22, 2009
Subject: Maybe the the greatest Ventura show ever !
Ventura is the only venue where I saw every show and this is probably the best! Especially the second set. Obviously there were other great Ventura shows like the first year, the next year and the last show but this is the pinnicle! Why, because of the amazing "Percussion" -> "Improvisation" (by the way there is no air in outer space) -> "Moring Dew"! Not to mention the "Dancin' in the Streets", "Midnight Hour" & thr only time I knowe of Brent ever did "I just want to make Love to You"! The rest of it was pretty good too.
Oh, and by the way, Garcia never left the stage between Not Fade Away and Brokedown Palace.
Reviewer: Mark Scalise - - January 29, 2008
Subject: Don't lend your hand . . .
The Ship of Fools is indeed jarring after the kinetic Samson, but it's really well performed and sweetly sung. Very nice end to summer '84 with this one. The Terrapin>D>S>Dew sequence is hypnotic.
Reviewer: sacks - - November 23, 2007
Subject: ship of fools
not to make light of a tragic event like the port-o-potty incident, but sometimes I've felt the same way about 'cold water' versions of SOF like this.
Reviewer: Petemoss - - October 5, 2005
Subject: Dancin' in the street!
Ah a fond memory is this one kids!Ventura was always sooooooooo fun,the beach,the wind and a dosee doe!Need I say more?
Reviewer: Ole Uncle John - - July 6, 2005
Subject: Redemption for Bobby
These shows were a fun time at the beach. I was close enough on this afternoon to see an amusing exchange at the end. Bobby left the stage at the end of NFA while the rest stayed out there and jam med along a while . Phil finally went backstage and led Bobby out by the arm (the slight cheer on the tape before the final bop-bop part)and stood him before Jerry who just looked over his glasses at him like a stern schoolmaster. They finished the song, Jerry starts into Brokedown, Bobby excitedly waves him off and prances around to all the other band members to tell them his idea "Midnight Hour". Bobby redeems himself for his earlier exit and we all go home happy. A fun memory.
Reviewer: james@atticsofmylife.com - - May 18, 2005
Subject: LAST FAIR DEAL IN THE COUNTRY!!!
Without a doubt the best Loser ever! it is recommended to play it on the highest quality stereo system with good bass and very LOUD. Jerry erupts like a fricken volcano out of the solo jam. it gave me goosebumps.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - - December 17, 2004
Subject: Really great show
Loser is awesome, as is the whole second set - there is alot of fire to this and wonderful to listen to - will be back for this.
Reviewer: KindRainbowBrother - - September 2, 2004
Subject: TMI Steinbergerman
Do youself a favor - skip the Steinbergerman review. Do we really need to know that? Just creeps me out. Thanks.
Reviewer: tripel - - August 31, 2004
Subject: Best Loser ever..?
didn't see this show but long one of my favorite tapes ... Garcia is out of his mind on Loser, esp on the post-jam vocal peak.

Any better out there? I'd love to know..
Reviewer: tripel - - August 31, 2004
Subject: Best Loser ever..?
didn't see this show but long one of my favorite tapes ... Garcia is out of his mind on Loser, esp on the post-jam vocal peak.

Any better out there? I'd love to know..
Reviewer: gfr - - August 11, 2004
Subject: Funky!
This version of I Just Wanna ..... is about the funkiset thing you will havbe ever hear the Dead play aside from a few Shakedown's I have heard. Damn! Turn it up baby! Nice recording.
Reviewer: Steinbergerman - - July 27, 2004
Subject: some rise, some fall, some climb
When I had this on cassette the Terrapin>Drums>Space>Dew was all on one side of a 90. Perhaps my most listened to 45 minutes of Grateful Dead.

At the show, a guy cut his throat and wrists in a porta-potty during Ship of Fools. My stunned friends returned from the snack area to relay this information. Bad trip, but it was a very heavy weekend in general. Very druggy time.
Reviewer: BigJilm - - July 22, 2004
Subject: I agree!
I have long thought of this show as one of my favorites. Glad to finally be able to retire the cassette. Stellar performance, song selection and sound. Bass levels are awesome if you are a Phil fan. The 'I just wanna>Women are Smarter' is just great as far as segues go. I'm pretty sure this performance is the second and last time the ol' Muddy Waters tune is ever played. Worth the DL......you're still here?
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